It was a cool but humid night at the Live Bar in Shanghai. There were more people there for this event than I had ever experienced.
The night started quietly with Patel Pretal a duo from the UK. With dreamy live vocal samples combined with the improvised performance of random objects, it really was a great way to introduce the night.
Casse Ufficio Malattie Tropicali was next performing on some borrowed equipment from Torturing Nurse. A group from Italy studying Chinese at Fudan, some of them never having performed together before, gave a great truly improvised show. Feedback and echoes galore, their experiment was a success.
Muscle Snog, a local Shanghai band, showed their experimental side that night with an epic performance. Over 30 minutes long the songs takes you on a journey to their soul. Loud, soft, angry, and nice every human emotion was catered to. You will not believe your ears.
Torturing Nurse. BDSM. Hot wax. 2 girls. Japanese rope bondage. Need I say more?
After a short break, the final performance of the night was a combination of Torturing Nurse and Casse Ufficio Malattie Tropicali.
Needless to say everyone at the venue was left breathless.